Bruno CLI

With Bruno CLI, you can run your API collections with ease using simple command line commands.

This makes it easier to test your APIs in different environments, automate your testing process, and integrate your API tests with your continuous integration and deployment workflows.


To install the Bruno CLI, use the node package manager of your choice, such as NPM:

npm install -g @usebruno/cli

Getting started

Navigate to the directory where your API collection resides, and then run:

bru run

This command will run all the requests in your collection. You can also run a single request by specifying its filename:

bru run request.bru

Or run all requests in a folder:

bru run folder

If you need to use an environment, you can specify it with the --env option:

bru run folder --env Local

Pass Environment variables to your collection using the --env-var option:

bru run folder --env Local --env-var JWT_TOKEN=1234

If you need to collect the results of your API tests, you can specify the --output option:

bru run folder --output results.json


-h, --helpShow help
--versionShow version number
-rIndicates a recursive run (default: false)
--cacert [string]CA certificate to verify peer against
--env [string]Environment variables
--env-var [string]Overwrite a single environment variable, multiple usages possible
-o, --output [string]Path to write file results to
-f, --format [string]Format of the file results; available formats are "json" (default) or "junit"
--insecureAllow insecure server connections
--tests-onlyOnly run requests that have a test
--bailStop execution after a failure of a request, test, or assertion


bru cli


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